New technologies for the elderly to look forward to

High-tech gadgets for the elderly like connected canes to intelligent hearing aids is making waves at the world’s largest technology fair in the United Kingdom.

Fayet, a company in France that makes walking sticks, has created a next-generation walking stick that monitors its users as they move and alerts caretakers if they have a fall. It is also fitted with software that learns its owners’ walking habits and can send a message to relatives if they change dramatically.

Apple has developed the world’s first internet-connected hearing aid that can be controlled with an iPhone.

There is also a robot that offers companionship for elderly citizens and an under-the-mattress sensor that can monitor breathing, heart rate, sleep patterns and stress.

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